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Finn Peters is one of the leading flute and sax players in the UK today. After spending his teens practicing non-stop, he studied musicology at Durham University, then completed a post-graduate course at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Besides working on upwards of 80 recordings for other artists, Finn has released a number of his own recordings. The two Dr Seus EPs, released on his own imprint, Mantella records, were played in clubs across Europe by high profile tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson and Mr Scruff. Two tracks for Club Brasil, Joyce covers 'Femenina' and 'Aldeia de Ogum', were championed by DJs in the know like Rainer Truby and charted all over the world as well as getting extensive amounts of airplay. Two co-productions with 'The Deal' for Trip do Brasil were also club-land favourites. Finally his most recent album before Su-ling, entitled "Bansuri" pushed his name further into the limelight.

In 1999 his achievements were recognised when he won the London Young Jazz musician award. The collaboration with Bembe Segue, "The Birds" was nominated for track of the year 2005 in the BBC Radio 1 Worldwide award. He has been described by Straight no Chaser magazine as being "the blazing definition of a seriously heavy player" and by Jazzwise as being "head and shoulders above his peers." Su-Ling is receiving a great deal of airplay on BBC Radio 1,2,3 and 1xtra.